A Geopolitical Field Guide to Predators and Prey

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This outlet is our passion, our living, and the culmination careers in financial journalism, foreign correspondence and travel writing.

The principal author — with occasional contributions from his right-side brain — was Business Editor at Sky News and reported for Reuters news agency across Europe including the Moscow economic crisis of 1998, where he later returned to work for some years. He is still living down his life as a Wall Street propagandist on CNBC but is most proud of rejecting a job offer from CNN.

The logo, of the reptiles’ scales, reflects the predators who’ve escaped the circus and are running amok. A little dark, perhaps, but we are confident it will one day show a glint in the eye.

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Our writing covers a medley of topics but the reporting bug dies hard, so there the frequency of different categories varies with the news:

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A Geopolitical Field Guide to Predators and Prey


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